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What does a torn ligament in the bicep feel like?

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Not a ligament

A ligament connects bone to bone.
A tendon connects muscle to bone. Thus, a biceps tendon tear maybe the problem. The biceps can tear at the shoulder or at the elbow. Proximal tears in the shoulder are painful temporarily and usually treated with physical therapy. Distal bicops tears at the elbow are painful and affect function and usually require surgery. See your sports doc for a work up.

In brief: Not a ligament

A ligament connects bone to bone.
A tendon connects muscle to bone. Thus, a biceps tendon tear maybe the problem. The biceps can tear at the shoulder or at the elbow. Proximal tears in the shoulder are painful temporarily and usually treated with physical therapy. Distal bicops tears at the elbow are painful and affect function and usually require surgery. See your sports doc for a work up.
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